A new study has found a regular prenatal multivitamin may support “normal” fat gain in infants during their first five months of life.
Data from over 600 women who participated in the Healthy Start Study was reviewed. Daily multi-vitamin supplementation, during pre-conception and prenatal periods, was associated with a normal rate of gained fat mass (3.06%) in offspring compared with the offspring born to mothers not taking a daily multi-vitamin who experienced a greater rate of gained fat mass (3.45%).
Strong documentation regarding the benefits of prenatal supplementation for supporting potential nutrient gaps for women trying to conceive and women already pregnant have been established. However some concerns have been offered suggesting “over-nutrition” may be detrimental to infants and increase the risks of developing metabolic syndrome and obesity in the offspring of women supplementing with a daily multi-vitamin. This study puts those fears to rest.
Further studies are planned.
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